Ladysmith Show & Shine 2019

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Ladysmith Show & ShineOn behalf of the Ladysmith Show and Shine committee and the hundreds of guests that will be bringing their classic/vintage/collector vehicles to our historic downtown, home of Canada’s Best Main Street, on Saturday, August 17th, we are inviting you to come and see this great family, community event.

From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Ladysmith’s famous downtown turns into not just a classic car dreamers heaven but a great stroll along our tree-lined casual main street featuring many businesses, restaurants, and shops that will be catering to locals and visitors alike.

This is the 16th annual Show n Shine and promises to be bigger and better. In 2018, we saw 200 amazing vehicles line First Avenue in all makes, shapes, colours and restorations. You can’t miss this event.

Download 2019 registration form

2019 Show Shine poster

Members of the Ladysmith Lions Club will be on hand, as they have done for years, with their concession trailer cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs along with cold drinks for the crowd. This year they will also show off their very special “Breakfast Sandwich” for early risers as well as for participants who will start arriving at 8:00 a.m. to register. The Breakfast Sandwich, featuring eggs and bacon, was a huge success last year and it will be available all day from the Lions Club concession.

Tour de Rock 2018

The 2018 Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer did their first “full dress” practice ride in August and arrived in Ladysmith late morning. The welcoming was huge and the Tour has now decided to make Ladysmith one of their stops, during their practices, during the Town’s annual Show and Shine, which is held on the third Saturday of August. The tour riders raised over $800 in donations just during their practice run in Ladysmith.

Tour de Rock 2018
Tour de Rock 2018

2018 Award Winners

The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Lance Andreows (pictured with the Ladysmith Ambassadors) for his 1969 Dodge Charger
Ambassadors Ella, Maia and Andrea present Derek Attwell from Nanaimo with the trophy and prize for third place in the People’s Choice category. Brady’s Powder Coating and Sandblasting donated a total wheel refinishing package.
David Stalker Dodge Demon
Rod Run 2018, featured car was David Stalker’s Dodge Demon


Partial proceeds from the show were donated to local area charities.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

LCU Insurance

Gold Sponsors

Little Valley Restorations

Integra Tire Ladysmith

Roberts Street Pizza

Palmer Leslie

Town of Ladysmith

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Silver Sponsors

Pacific Coast Mustang Association2


Ladysmith Collision
26 Symonds Street, Ladysmith BC

Bumper to Bumper

Market 2 All

Big Wind Tree Service

Ladysmith Motorsports

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Bronze Sponsors

Ryler Trucking

Detail Buddy

Motorsport Circuit

Wash Me On Ludlow

Ladysmith Auto Glass

European Specialty Automotive

Western Drive Line

NAPA auto parts

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Proud Sponsors

Central Towing

Ladysmith Kinsmen


PA and sound supplied courtesy of:


Auto Check

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Rod Run

Friday, August 16th, 2019

A&WJason and Lori Kelland from the A&W host the Friday night Rod Run, to be held on August 16th in 2019 (the night before the Show & Shine) from their restaurant at the Husky Station just north of Ladysmith.

David Stalker Dodge Demon
Rod Run 2018, featured car was David Stalker’s Dodge Demon*

*One of only 300 in Canada, the 2018 Dodge Demon is a very limited edition vehicle.  It is the world’s fastest quarter mile production car as well as the world’s fastest 0 to 60 production car ever made.

Participants are invited to start showing up at 4:00 pm to get a spot and enjoy some great “timely” entertainment as well as the famous Ladysmith A&W burgers, root beer, fries and fantastic service!

The Rod Run will leave the A&W at 7:00 pm and be escorted into Ladysmith where they travel through the roundabout and along First Avenue. The run goes to Davis Road, across the highway, down to Saltair, then back to the A&W for final party and wrap up.

There are prizes and great stories to swap!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the Show & Shine?

Saturday, August 17th, 2019.

When is the Rod Run?

Friday, August 16th, 2019.

When does Early Bird discount end?

August 9th, 2019.

Contact Us

Ladysmith Show & Shine
PO Box 1396
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A9
250-245-2263 (Duck Paterson)

Get in touch below with questions or comments and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  We look forward to hearing from you!